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Jared M. Richards

Jared M. Richards

also known as Jared Michael Richards

Practice areas:

Venture Capital, Internet, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trademark Application, Securities Offerings

About Me

I am a young attorney/entrepreneur that principally helps new entrepreneurial startups with formation; angel, venture, and debt financings; trademarks; licensing; and ultimately to an M&A transaction as the company matures.

My interest in entrepreneurism emanates from having started my own business (a ski manufacturing company – Bluehouse Skis) and from participating extensively in helping and advising young businesses. I love the energy and innovation in the entrepreneur space. My view of the world is that entrepreneurs are essential for progression.  While there are so many in the world that consume and deplete the world of value, entrepreneurs are the necessary counterpart that create and bring new value to the world.



Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Internet: 30%
    6 years, 100 cases
  2. Venture Capital: 30%
    6 years, 20 cases
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions: 20%
    6 years, 6 cases
  4. Securities Offerings: 10%
    6 years, 20 cases
  5. Trademark Application: 10%
    6 years, 91 cases



Hourly ($170/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Curtis G Bentley

    Jared has a passion for working with entrepreneurs to help them navigate the legal requirements for starting a successful business. He's highly competent and a pleasure to work with. The fact that he himself is a successful entrepreneur provides him with special insight into the needs of his clients. I can give Jared, without hesitation, my highest recommendation.


    Curtis Bentley Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2010
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2009
Order of the CoifThe Order of the Coif2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyBennett Tueller Johnson Deere2008 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
LaunchUpTrustee2010 - Present
BoomStartupLegal Advisor/Sponsor2010 - Present
uSpark FoundryPro Bono2010 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
351 MergerSuccessful Merger
Series Seed Financing$185k Series Seed Round Closed
Series Seed Financing$160k Series Seed Round Closed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of LawLawJ.D.2008
Brigham Young UniversityInformation SystemsBS - Bachelor of Science2004

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
UVU Entrepreneur Lecture SeriesGuest Lecture - Startup Law in 55 Minutes2011
Entrepreneurship SeminarGuest Lecture - Startup Law in 55 Minutes2011
DECA Summer Conference 2011Entrepreneurism2011
BoomStartup Curriculum 2011Contract pitfalls, Financing Terms, and Trademarks2011
LaunchUp #9Startup Legal Issues2010